Monday June 21, 2010

UD Board Goes Digital -- "Green"

Over the course of the past two years, members of the University of Dayton's board of trustees have experienced a "green evolution" in their operations.

As one of the leading boards of trustees in the nation to participate in using electronic tools (websites and secured board portals) to retrieve information and participate in learning experiences, the UD board will take one additional step on this evolutionary journey.

Since 2009, members of the executive committee of the board have retrieved their committee and board information not by receiving hundreds of pages of board materials through the mail or on CD, but through the contracted services of Diligent Boardbooks, an industry leader in providing board management services to leading companies — and now scores of higher education boards. Diligent Boardbooks, a Web-based portal, provides trustees with immediate access to the latest UD board information, rosters, calendars and other critical materials from any location in the world on a moment's notice. Diligent is SAS 70 — Series II Certified to assure ironclad security.

By using the Diligent Boardbooks, trustees will receive and retrieve all of their board materials from this source, have the ability to make notes right on the pages desired, choose to print some or all of the information provided, and have access to a "resource room" containing key materials for all trustees.

Beginning in July, all trustees who require training on the Diligent Boardbooks system will be scheduled for their introductory and installation session with the University's board office and Diligent Boardbooks staff. Appointments for training sessions will be made at the convenience of each trustee.

For more information, contact Lynnette M. Heard, executive director of the office of the president, at Lynnette.heard@udayton.edu or 937-229-4122.